A packet of letters, found in an attic, leads young Jane into the world of love.
The attic is in Montefort, a corroding country house in County Cork, which harbours a collection of people held there by ties of kinship or habit, and haunted by the memory of its former owner.
During a hot and dry summer, Jane pursues her romantic imaginings, while not far off the rich, promiscuous Lady Latterly waits to play her part in Jane's awakening.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 27/05/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099287773